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The Kerrville Police Department reminds motorists that law enforcement will be out in force on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in an effort to reduce crashes and discourage impaired driving.
This mobilization serves as an enforcement effort intended to decrease crashes, fatalities, and injuries during this holiday season.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2013 there were over 2300 alcohol related crashes in the State of Texas. From those crashes, 763 individuals suffered serious injury and 92 lost their lives.
The combined efforts of local law enforcement have proven to be a success with no reported alcohol related fatalities in our community during the holiday period of 2013. Chief David Knight said, “The safety of our community is all of our responsibility. Bring in the new year with a commitment to making positive choices.”
Furthermore, as the Hill Country prepares for a wintery mix of cold temperatures and precipitation, the road conditions in our area will be hazardous further highlighting the need for responsible and sober driving.
A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can result in jail time, up to $17,000 in fines, hours of community service, and very likely a suspended driver’s license.